I recently had an impromptu conversation with a former classmate I ran into at a sports bar. What was only supposed to be a brief exchange of pleasantries turned into an hour long thought provoking discussion about social movements like #blacklivesmatter, the 2016 presidential election, and rhetoric – the latter being what struck a chord … Continue reading Facts Are Out, Rhetoric Is in
Lately, I’ve found myself not wanting to be associated with christians. Not Christianity – nothing’s wrong with Christianity or Christ for that matter – but christians. I’ve just been disappointed with so-called “people of the way”, who have recently shown that their way and mine are markedly different, even though we say the way begins … Continue reading I’m Having a Hard Time Trusting Christians Right Now, Especially the White Kind
Nobody is pro-abortion. No. One. That’s why the antithesis to “pro-life” is not “pro-abortion” or “pro-death” for those who believe fertilized eggs are people. It’s pro-choice. Because nobody is pro-abortion. Abortion is a deeply personal and difficult decision sometimes accompanied by much grief and despair. That’s exactly why it should be a decision made between the person and … Continue reading NOBODY is Pro-abortion
There is nothing more American than football (not even baseball); so it’s safe to say the NFL is an extension of American society as we know it – entertainment, competition, violence, “paytriotism”, and lots of money to be made by white men perched in an ivory tower. 2 years ago in October – Domestic Violence Awareness … Continue reading The NFL STILL Doesn’t Care About Domestic Violence
It was a grey day in the Atlanta University Center. I was a freshman at Morehouse College headed back to my LLC dorm room between my morning and afternoon classes. As I made my way, there was chatter on the yard of an airplane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York City. I … Continue reading Where were you? #NeverForget
Last night was a historic night for being a woman, being black, and being named Simone in the Olympics! #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic But I must say, I’ve been LIVID at the headlines, particularly about Simone Manuel’s historic Olympic victory at #Rio2016: “Simone Manuel First African American WOMAN to Win Gold in an Individual Swimming Event.” “NO!”, … Continue reading Black Enough?